Alper Kaliber

Alper Kaliber
Address: Istanbul Bilgi University, EU Institute, Dolapdere Campus,Pir Husamettin Sokak No 20, Beyoglu Istanbul Turkey
E-Mail: alper.kaliber@bilgi.edu.tr
Telephone: +902123115055

Project

DE-SECURITIZING FOREIGN POLICY UNPACKING THE IMPACT OF EUROPEANIZATION: THE CYPRUS CASE

The Cyprus conflict is characterized by mutual/extensive securitizations through which the other is represented as existential threat against which the national identity and security should be secured. Owing to various reasons, this protracted conflict has turned out to be an integral part of the EU’s political and security agenda. This research project departs from the assumption that sustainable peace and security in Cyprus requires politics of de-securitization and cooperation, for which the EU presents the most appropriate institutional, political and normative setting. This project is designed mainly to understand to what extent the EU’s involvement can be instrumentalized to move the Cyprus question irreversibly out of the security field and to build mutual trust among the disputant parties. In this sense, the project will comprehensively analyze the factors limiting and enabling the EU’s capacity to de-securitize and will identify the necessary policy tools to be utilized by the EU.

Expertise

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Other Information

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Department of International Relations, Yasar University

2010-2011-2012- Lecturing on EU-Turkey relations

Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), University of Birmingham, UK

*Spring 2007—Lecturing on European Security (POLS G33)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul Turkey

*Fall 2005—Lecturing on European Security (POLS 596)

Conference Papers and Workshops

*‘Reassessing Europeanisation As A Quest For A New Paradigm Of Modernity: The Arduous Case of Turkey’, paper presented at the UACES Annual Conference, ‘Exchanging Ideas on Europe: Common Values-- External Policies, Portsmouth, 3-5 September 2007.

Translations

Conference Papers and Workshops

-‘ The Reorganization of Geopolitics: Understanding the New Activism in Turkish Foreign Policy’, paper presented at ‘Debating Security: Changes and Challenges for Turkey’, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, 22-23 October 2010.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Department of International Relations, Yaşar University, Izmir, Turkey Fall 2010—Lecturing on European Union, Customs Union and Turkey (ECO 475)

Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), University of Birmingham, UK Spring 2007—Lecturing on European Security (POLS G33)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul Turkey Fall 2005—Lecturing on European Security (POLS 596)

Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), University of Birmingham, UK Spring 2004—Co-teaching module Advanced Topics on European Integration (POLS G19)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS March 2008- to date: Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Birmingham.

AWARDS RECEIVED

July 2006- September 2008: Compagnia di San Paolo, Torino/Italy, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Stockholm/Sweden, and VolkswagenStiftung, Hanover/Germany, post-doctoral research fund granted within the framework of European Common Foreign and Security Policy Studies. May 2005: Sabancı University, Internal Grant for Academic Activities. 2003-2004 : The European Commission, Jean Monnet Scholarship for financing post-doctoral research at POLSIS, University of Birmingham; covers tuition fee and living expenses. 1998-2003: Bilkent University, Full Graduate Scholarship for financing PhD study at Bilkent University; covers tuition fee and living expenses. 1996-1998: Bilkent University, Full Graduate Scholarship for financing M.A. study at Bilkent University; covers tuition fee and living expenses. 1992-1996: Bilkent University, Full Undergraduate Scholarship including tuition waiver. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS British International Studies Association—Member since 2003. International Studies Association—Member since 2006. Observatory of Interdisciplinary Research on Contemporary Turkey—member and vice-president since 2009.